Guide to the Ellensburg Rodeo Collection

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Central Washington University
Title: Ellensburg Rodeo Collection
Dates: 1988 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.25 cubic feet (1 half-sized document case)
Collection Number: MS14
Summary: The Ellensburg Rodeo Collection includes photographs, the rodeo schedule and program for 1988.
Repository: Central Washington University, Archives and Special Collections
Contact Information: Archives and Special Collections
Central Washington University
400 E University Way
Ellensburg, WA
Telephone: 509-963-1023
Fax: 509-963-3684
Languages: English  

Historical Note

The Ellensburg Rodeo first took place in 1923. Locals competed in 18 events with winners earning $900 in prizes. Since then, the rodeo has grown to be one of the top professional rodeos in North America, hosting 600 contestants and offering $400,000 in prize money. The rodeo takes place every year in September. Rodeo events include bare-back riding, team roping, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, bull riding, and steer wrestling.

Content Description

This collection includes photographs, ephemera, and documents relating to the annual rodeo in Ellensburg, WA.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Open to the public for educational research

Preferred Citation :  

[Name of document or photograph number]. MS14, Ellensburg Rodeo Collection. Archives and Special Collections, Brooks Library, Central Washington University.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized chronologically


This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Corporate Names :
  • Ellensburg Rodeo Association
  • Geographical Names :
  • Ellensburg (Wash.)
  • Subject Terms :
  • Ellensburg (Wash.)--History
  • Ellensburg Rodeo
  • North-west’s (U.S.)--History

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